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by StephenGoranson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Note to late daters
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: Note to late daters

In the current issue of Dead Sea Discoveries 28.1 (2021), Laura Quick, “Bitenosh’s Orgasm, Galen’s Two Seeds and Conception Theory in the Hebrew Bible” the Abstract includes: “…. in this essay I argue that rather than deriving these ideas [of embryogenesis] from the Greco-Roman world, the conception...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallelomania: on Sandmel’s 1962 article
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Parallelomania: on Sandmel’s 1962 article

“Parallelomania” is the title of an article by Samuel Sandmel in Journal of Biblical Literature 81.1 (March 1962) 1-13, from a December 27, 1961 lecture, which is influential but may not be entirely reliable. Sandmel began: “I encountered the term parallelomania, as I recall, in a French book of abo...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The fate of the Pharisees
Replies: 1
Views: 2596

Re: The fate of the Pharisees

Albert Baumgarten, “The Name of the Pharisees,” J. of Biblical Literature 1983, proposed two meanings of the name: pĕrûšîm,“separatists,” and pārôšîm,“specifiers.” After the destruction of the Temple, there were efforts to reduce separatism, so the name Pharisee in the sense of separatist was dislik...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 84000 Secret Manuscripts Found (18 years ago)
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Re: 84000 Secret Manuscripts Found (18 years ago)

And, as with the Dead Sea Scrolls, there were also Dunhuang forgeries. If interested, the book, Dunhuang Manuscript Forgeries, edited by Susan Whitfield (The British Library, 2002) has details. Table of Contents here:
http://www.gbv.de/dms/goettingen/336227256.pdf
by StephenGoranson
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 84000 Secret Manuscripts Found (18 years ago)
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Re: 84000 Secret Manuscripts Found (18 years ago)

Yes, a very important find, though it happened closer to one hundred and eighteen years ago. Important largely for Buddhism and translation studies, but also, along with the slightly later Asian find at Turfan (or Turpan), important for comparative views of apocalyptic, angels, Enoch, Nestorian Chri...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What's in the Vatican archives?
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

Re: What's in the Vatican archives?

Because of wars, fires, leadership quarrels, non-continuous operation, and probably also other factors unhelpful to preserving ancient mss.
by StephenGoranson
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What's in the Vatican archives?
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

Re: What's in the Vatican archives?

You may imagine "they have stuff like a copy of Marcion's New Testament" but imo that is exceedingly unlikely.
by StephenGoranson
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Note to late daters
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Note to late daters

“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” appeared in 1895 in the context of geology discussion, I noted elsewhere. But then the “Quote Investigator” blogger found a precursor in Live Stock Journal of 1891. And (meta) the saying may well be older than that. In an earlier posting on ane-3 list...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Josephus issue of JS internet journal
Replies: 0
Views: 2796

Josephus issue of JS internet journal

Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal 19 (2020) -- Special Josephus Issue https://jewish-faculty.biu.ac.il/en/node/1602 Michael Avioz and Meir Ben Shahar, "Editors’ Preface" Kenneth Atkinson, "Josephus's Use of Scripture to Describe Hasmonean Territorial Expansion" Meir Ben Shahar, "Dating the Destruc...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for John of Gischala eclipsed as "John the Baptist" in Mark
Replies: 28
Views: 15512

Re: The case for John of Gischala eclipsed as "John the Baptist" in Mark

StephenGoranson wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:18 am
mary helena, and were Pliny the Elder and Dio also writing fiction about Essenes?

maryhelena:
Philo set the agenda.......

Hmmm. Pliny named hundreds of his sources. Where's Waldo, I mean, Philo of Alexandria?